Hospitality Sales &Marketing Association Las Vegas has named its 2017 board of directors, which include Chandra Allison, vice president of sales, the Venetian | Palazzo Resorts; Vail R. Brown, CMHS, senior vice president of global business development and marketing, STR; Angie Dobney, CRME, vice president of pricing and revenue management services, the Rainmaker Group; Jack Easdale, senior vice president, revenue management and enterprise analytics, the Venetian | Palazzo and the Sands Expo Center; Chris Flatt, executive vice president of hotel sales and marketing, Wynn and Encore; Ken Gifford, vice president of revenue management, SLS Hotel; Rian Kirkman, vice president of marketing, the Venetian | Palazzo Resorts; Gavin Mealiffe, vice president of sales, Tropicana Las Vegas; Chris Meyer, vice president of global business, Las Vegas of Convention of Visitors Authority; Charisse Nicholls, area manager, gaming, Expedia Lodging Partner Services; Stowe Shoemaker, dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Hotel Administration; Gus Tejeda, director of marketing, Four Seasons; and Amanda Voss, vice president of sales, Monte Carlo Resort.
Nevada State Bank has named Ronald Griggs as the new vice president, sales manager for the call center. Griggs joins Nevada State Bank after eight years in banking in Southern California. He began his career at Wells Fargo as a teller, and through a series of promotions, held the positions of personal banker, business banker, and market sales manager. He previously served as vice president of workplace solutions at BBVA Compass.
De Castroverde Law Group has hired former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney Craig Hendricks to its expanding Criminal Law Department. Hendricks has been practicing law in Nevada since 1991. He began as a law clerk in the Clark County District Attorney’s office, appellate division, and was promoted to deputy district attorney in 1993 and then to chief deputy district attorney in 1998. Hendricks brings a wealth of knowledge from 25 years of handling criminal cases, including more than 60 felony jury trials and hundreds of misdemeanor trials.